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Over the past few days and years, I have realized number connections with my dreams and certain phrases that come to my mind. I don’t make numbers a religion, of course, but I don’t fully understand why these things happen in my unconscious. Could this be psychic intuition? Why is this happening to me?

The overall question to ask yourself is this: If my dreams are psychic premonitions, what will I do with this information?

But let’s back up a bit.

Speaking from the side of psychology, all that can be said is that these images must be interpreted as personal revelations about your own psychological conflicts that need to be healed. The dream world is a mysterious place, but with a good guide you can journey through it safely and productively.

Still, there are genuine cases of psychic perception. These cases transcend psychological interpretation. I can’t explain them because they relate to a reality which our science and current understanding cannot comprehend. Does God give you this perception? Maybe. But maybe not. It can come from the devil just as well.

So, considering these things, return to the opening question: If my dreams are psychic premonitions, what will I do with this information? Given all the numbers and coincidences, what will you do with the information? Is the information specific enough that you can go to the police and prevent a crime from happening? No? Then when you think about it, there isn’t much you can do, is there? If God wants you to do something with the information—as in a genuine apparition—you will be told quite clearly what to do. It’s that simple. Therefore, just pray and trust in God and don’t let yourself get drawn away from the flock by chasing after “fairy lights” in the dark. If anything, the experiences and dreams can show you how magnificent and beyond comprehension God’s creation really is.

Moreover, there is the fact that sometimes you can’t tell whether you’re dealing with a premonition or a psychological conflict. In that case, treat it psychologically and learn from it what you can about your current psychological needs.

Finally, suppose the premonitions were about your own death. What then? Well, the only wise response is to believe that you have to live every day—every moment, really—as if it were your last. When you do that, the premonitions are irrelevant, aren’t they? That’s what Christ meant about the thief in the night and being prepared. That’s the ultimate reason why fortune telling has no place in Christianity. When you really trust in Christ, fortune telling and divination just isn’t needed.


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What the Catechism says:

2115  God can reveal the future to his prophets or to other saints. Still, a sound Christian attitude consists in putting oneself confidently into the hands of Providence for whatever concerns the future, and giving up all unhealthy curiosity about it. Improvidence, however, can constitute a lack of responsibility.
2116  All forms of divination are to be rejected: recourse to Satan or demons, conjuring up the dead or other practices falsely supposed to “unveil” the future. Consulting horoscopes, astrology, palm reading, interpretation of omens and lots, the phenomena of clairvoyance, and recourse to mediums all conceal a desire for power over time, history, and, in the last analysis, other human beings, as well as a wish to conciliate hidden powers. They contradict the honor, respect, and loving fear that we owe to God alone.



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